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Autoweek

November 4, 2019

Autoweek tells the stories from every corner of a vibrant car culture. From the historic to the cutting edge, from the glitzy to the grassroots, Autoweek documents the people, events and machines that spark the interests of car people all over the world. Get unbiased reviews on the newest models, keep up with the hottest trends and innovations in automotive design and performance, and even the collector lifestyle. For over 57 years, Autoweek has also been trackside, covering every form of motorsports. Each issue contains driver and team features and interviews, racing coverage from all major series and in-depth analysis from expert reporters. Every other week, Autoweek will inspire and inform you with insightful articles and amazing photography.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Crain Communications, Inc
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IN THIS ISSUE

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good bye

SIXTY-ONE YEARS AGO, the first edition of Autoweek went to press. Since then, it has been our privilege to bring you great stories from every corner of car culture. On Oct. 14, we issued a joint announcement with Hearst Autos that Autoweek will begin a new chapter. Hearst, the same company that brings you Car and Driver and Road & Track, has taken over the operations of Autoweek. Under Hearst, the same great writers, editors, designers and photographers who create Autoweek today will turn their full attention to building an even better autoweek.com. This will be your final print issue. If you purchased your subscription through a subscription agency, your subscription will end with the Nov. 4 issue. For further instructions, please contact the subscription agency directly. It has been an honor to…

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about the cover

Behra, triumphant: To the extent that Autoweek, from its earliest days as Competition Press to the present, has had a mascot, it has been French driver Jean Behra. A modified version of his helmet has been our logo since our very first issue, on July 16, 1958. Sadly, Behra, like so many of his contemporaries, died behind the wheel—in his case, in 1959. To close the book on Autoweek’s 61-plus years in print, we’re turning the clock back to the 1957 12 Hours of Sebring—a race run before Competition Press even existed. On March 23, alongside co-driver Juan Manuel Fangio, Behra faced off against a star-studded field in a Maserati 450S and emerged victorious. Here’s to a great run!…

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thanks, everybody!

The issue of Autoweek you’re holding in your hands is our last. Autoweek as a print publication is no more. Autoweek was an enormous part of our lives, yours and mine, for decades, since it was born in 1958. I have been at Crain Communications since 1986 and was lucky enough to be the Autoweek editor since 2009. There are far, far too many trials and tribulations and fun and games to mention them all. In fact, I’m not going to even try. Instead, I’m going to thank a few people: Denise McCluggage. McCluggage was at Competition Press in the beginning, contributing race reports from Europe, and later at Autoweek writing her features and columns. She even ran the joint for a while. She always treated others kindly and with respect, and…

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autoweek

1155 GRATIOT AVE., DETROIT, MI 48207-2997 EDITORIAL (313) 446-0324 ADVERTISING (313) 446-6048 CLASSIFIED (800) 722-7798 SUBSCRIPTIONS (888) 288-6954 PRESIDENT/CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER KC Crain PUBLISHER Rory Carroll EDITOR Wes Raynal DIGITAL EDITOR Andrew Stoy EXECUTIVE EDITOR Natalie Neff WEST COAST EDITOR Mark Vaughn MANAGING EDITOR Robin Warner ROAD TEST EDITOR Jake Lingeman FEATURES EDITOR Graham Kozak ASSOCIATE EDITORS Jay Ramey, Wesley Wren MOTORSPORTS EDITOR Mike Pryson ASSOCIATE MOTORSPORTS EDITOR Matt Weaver SENIOR MOTORSPORTS WRITER Al Pearce MOTORSPORTS CORRESPONDENTS Joe Saward, Steven Cole Smith, Gary Watkins COPY CHIEF Chris Langrill COPY EDITOR Carrie Riles CREATIVE DIRECTOR Tara Klein ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR Nick Booms CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS LAT Photographic, Jim Fets, Action Sports Photography Inc. CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATOR Marty Davis EXECUTIVE EDITOR AT LARGE Dutch Mandel SENIOR EDITOR AT LARGE J.P. Vettraino SENIOR CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Cory Farley, Jay Leno CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Brett Berk, Peter Hughes, Murilee Martin, Dave Kinney, Ben Stewart UK CORRESPONDENT Julian Rendell EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Darleen M. White MEDIA SERVICES MANAGER…

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raise a glass: to us, to you

As I sit out here in my somewhat disorganized garage, out behind the eco-friendly electric lawnmower and the 1961 Lancia Appia that I swear I’m going to finish one of these days, I see boxes and boxes of Autoweeks. Three decades of them, the accumulated literary detritus of a professional lifetime. I have spent 30 years of my life—exactly half of it—working at Autoweek. Many of you have spent 30 years of your lives reading it. Some many more. I salute you. I like nothing better than meeting those readers, who come up and tell me about the old days devouring stories about USRRC races, Can-Am, NASCAR, Indy and Formula 1 in the newsprint pages of this printed mag. One of my favorite such encounters was when my friend and colleague…

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the best car in the world

OVER THE YEARS, I’ve developed something of an obsession with the Toyota Century, Toyota’s Japan-only flagship car and a source of vast pride for the company. When Emperor Akihito abdicated this past spring, his eldest son, Naruhito, succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne, and the car that took them to the ceremony was, of course, a Toyota Century Royal. Never mind that Akihito’s personal car is a 1991 Integra sedan; the Century has been built to the specifications of the Japanese royal family since the first one was built in 1967. My own Toyota history goes deep: I bought a 1969 Corona sedan for $50 when I was 14, my daily driver today is a 1997 Lexus LS 400 Coach Edition in jade green metallic, and the most treasured car I’ve ever…

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